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OI've looked for years for what my mother said was a gift my
OI've looked for years for what my mother said was a gift my father received what was supposed to be a Stradivarius violin I found the violin and now I'm wondering is it real if it's not someone affec… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,043 satisfied customers
I have a violin strainer. At one time it had a paper inside
I have a violin strainer. At one time it had a paper inside that said. “ Jacobi's Stainer in Absam, Obenhiener 12 (or16) … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
I have a HOPF violin. It is stamped on the back and inside.
I have a HOPF violin. It is stamped on the back and inside. Two piece back with patches on the seam that look like they were done when it was made. No corner posts. I understand it is a cheap factory … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
My mother obtained a violin from her brother when he passed
My mother obtained a violin from her brother when he passed away aboutv20 years ago. The violin is labeled inside Joseph Guarneius 1741 with initials IHS and Roman Cross. Who could possibly appraise t… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
I have a Hoff violin that my grandfather bought used in the
I have a Hoff violin that my grandfather bought used in the 1930's. He thought it was quite old when he bought it. Any ideas what it's worth, if anything?… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
I have a full size violin dating to cira 1900 or before. There
I have a full size violin dating to cira 1900 or before. There is a label inside stating "Jacobes Steiner Absam - (under - "prop in Oeniponium 17") (under -"Made in Germany"). I have had new strings p… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
Picked up an antique 4/4 strad copy from an estate sale. Has
Picked up an antique 4/4 strad copy from an estate sale. Has typical but very 'aged' looking printed Strad copy label with date that says 1721 but then has some faded handwriting around the sound post… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
In 1947 my father brought back a MASAKICHI.SUZU, #5 violin
In 1947 my father brought back a MASAKICHI.SUZU, #5 violin Manufactured in Nago ya, Nippon, with a flower of some kind printed on a tag in side. I have been looking for information on this for over 20… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
I have a violin that belonged to my great grandfather. There
I have a violin that belonged to my great grandfather. There is a name inside it -Hopf. Also the original bow and wooden case.… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
I have a German made violin and carry box that my Grandfather
I have a German made violin and carry box that my Grandfather brought back from WWI, that was a copy of a Antonius Stradivarius Cremoncusis FACIBIAT at ANNO 1759 or 1757 it's hard to see the day, it's… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
I have a violin that my husband inherited from his grand mother
I have a violin that my husband inherited from his grand mother in 1970. She was in her 80's when she died. She got the violin from her father as a little girl. He bought it from a pawn shop in Chicag… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
Hi, my father recently turned 82 years old. When he was young
Hi, my father recently turned 82 years old. When he was young his Aunt gave him a violin. Apparently is was almost 75 years old when she purchased it. It was stored in a closet for 50 or so years, and… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I have a counter offer on a 1937 Maggini violin. Sounds rich
I have a counter offer on a 1937 Maggini violin. Sounds rich and warm. No cracks or open seams. Grained spruce on top the rest is maple. split back. pegs and fingerbord and tailpiece are ebony. double… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
I have an old vilin that my Grandmother gave to me. It has
I have an old vilin that my Grandmother gave to me. It has an inscription on it that says while alive in the forest I was silent. Now, dead I sing melodiously.… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
On August 5, 2011 you answered a question regarding a violin
On August 5, 2011 you answered a question regarding a violin with the label reading "Johann Gottlieb Hopf, Violinmacher Klingenthal, 1779". You responded that you knew about the Hopf family, as did I,… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
6,661 satisfied customers
I have a violin with a paper label that reads G A Pfretzschner,
I have a violin with a paper label that reads: G A Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen nach Antonio Straduarius Cremonae faciebat anno 1716. This 4-string violin body measures approximately 14” with an overa… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I have a friend that has an old violin that has been in her
I have a friend that has an old violin that has been in her family for about 50 years. On the inside it has a wood stamp that says "Johann Gottlieb Hopf, Violinmacher Klingenthal, 1779". I have taken … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,296 satisfied customers
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Tyler, DMA, AAGO

Tyler, DMA, AAGO

Musician/Appraiser

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Doctoral degree in Music. Member, AOA. http://pianoappraiser.weebly.com/

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser

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30+ years of experience as an antique musical instrument appraiser. Member of Association of Online Appraisers.

Wayne

Wayne

Bachelor's Degree

3,043 satisfied customers

40 yrs. buying and selling instruments.

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twinb1201

Appraiser, Researcher

2,296 satisfied customers

Classically trained musician with more than 20 years experience appraising musical instruments.

John,  CT ABRSM

John, CT ABRSM

Piano Teacher CT ABRSM.

1,098 satisfied customers

Certificate of Music Teaching. Musical Instrument Appraiser. Qualified Technician. Qualified Piano Tuner. Experienced in Buying, Selling, Restoring and Valuing Pianos for more than 20 years.

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saintmarys

Consultant

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Co-owner of Cummings& Associates Personal Property Appraisers since 1999

Kim D.

Kim D.

Antique Expert

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25 Yr Curator of Historical Collections, CAGA, AOA Certified Appraiser

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